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Bhutan 36th on corruption index

Oct 28, 2010

Bhutan bounced to the top spot in the Asia-Pacific region as one of the least corrupted country with a score of 5.7 on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2010. A report released by Transparency International ranks Bhutan at the 36th position among 178 countries.

Transparency International is a civil society organisation based in Berlin, Germany that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption in international development.

Bhutan has jumped 13 places up from last year’s ranking. This is the fifth consecutive year that Bhutan has featured on the Corruption Perception Index prepared by Transparency International.

The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Kezang Jamtsho said that Bhutan’s good position among the least corrupted countries is a reflection of political will transforming into action through programmes and activities in various ministries in the country.

Bhutan peaked at the 32nd position, in 2006, with a score of 6.

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